Join Amirali Alibhai, Head of Performing Arts, as he discusses the inspiration and development of the Museum-wide musical experience Listening to Art, Seeing Music.

Amirali Alibhai has been actively making and exhibiting visual, performance, and community-based arts for more than 25 years. His professional experience includes roles as a curator, educator, publisher, and administrator. Between 1996 and 2008, he helped to establish the Roundhouse Community Arts Centre in Vancouver, where his role included developing artists-in-communities projects and coordinating cross-cultural partnerships. From 2009 to 2012, he was the Executive Director of the Greater Vancouver Alliance for Arts and Culture (2009–2012). He has previously served on the Board of the Canada Council for the Arts (2005–2008), the Board of the Canadian Conference of the Arts (2010–2012), and the Provincial and Territorial Advisory Committee of the National Cultural Human Resource Council (2010–2012). He currently serves on the Program Advisory Committee of the Arts Management program at Centennial College, and on the Music Committee of the Toronto Arts Council.


Listening to Art, Seeing Music

Saturday, January 20 to Sunday, April 22

Musical Synthesis: Electrifying Traditional Music

Thursday, January 25, 1–2 pm

Singing as One: A Pathway to Pluralism

Thursday, February 8, 1–2 pm

Digital Music Creation for Youth

Sunday, February 11, 11 am–4 pm

Play in Progress: “Noor” by Erum Khan

Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 21

Sephardic Music in the Mediterranean Soundscape

Sunday, February 25, 2–3 pm

Healing Power of Music: The Story of Musideum

Thursday, March 1, 1–2 pm

Music and Sound in the Muslim World

Wednesdays, April 11 to May 16, 6:30–8:30 pm

Photo by Aliya Sharif

Listening to Art, Seeing Music with Amirali Alibhai

$20, $18 Friends, $12 students and seniors